The functionality behind rory.cat is basic. Its primary focus is to serve pictures of Rory. It contains 3 links on any given page, a link to a new Rory image (named "New Rory"), a link to the Rory API, and a link to the Rory Fanclub Discord Server.
Simply going to the root page will always show a random picture of Rory. However, clicking on the Rory image (or navigating to /id/:id manually) will take you to that image's specific page. On this page, the "New Rory" button is changed to "Random Rory" (which takes you to the root page), and a new link to the Rory API to that specific Rory image appears above the general API link.
The repository and its initial commit were on September 15th, 2020.. Backend logic was added the following day, as well as an API endpoint to get a random image.. Finally, the following day finalized the site with a homepage..
By request, a page and API endpoint to get a Rory image by its ID was added 4 days later on September 21st, 2020.
The site code itself remained dormant for over a year until October 7th, 2021 where changes were made to enable the website to be a progressive web app (PWA).
The site continues to add new Rory pictures.